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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2012-08-26T17:03:50+00:00 2012-08-26T17:03:50+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: '59 Volvo - Backwoods bottleneck blues..]]>
Well done video and in combination with the old car it feels right!

I wish you guys would've kept it in old school black and white :wink:

Statistics: Posted by Dee — Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:03 pm

2012-08-15T17:18:52+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: '59 Volvo - Backwoods bottleneck blues..]]>

Bant's Bluz wrote:
BJ, loved the video. When I was a teen I had a 62 P544 Volvo and loved it. The thing I truly appreciated about your music is clips such as these where you just show up, do it, and the end result is the end result. People with talent like that, at least in my part of the world, are a rarity.

Hey Bant's Bluz, how cool that you had one of these! They did export a LOT of them to the US, many still around today I think..
Thanks for the kind comments on my music!!
That's the strongest and surely weakest side of me as a musician. I just play and see how it turns out.. :|

Statistics: Posted by bottleneckjohn — Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:18 pm

2012-08-15T16:53:23+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: '59 Volvo - Backwoods bottleneck blues..]]> Statistics: Posted by bigdaddyguitar — Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:53 pm

2012-08-15T13:57:57+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: '59 Volvo - Backwoods bottleneck blues..]]> Statistics: Posted by Bant's Bluz — Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:57 pm

2012-08-15T11:11:54+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: '59 Volvo - Backwoods bottleneck blues..]]>

That worked for a scary movie, maybe you could write a funny song too.

Statistics: Posted by Buffalo_Bill — Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:11 am

2012-08-15T00:16:00+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: '59 Volvo - Backwoods bottleneck blues..]]> Peace

Statistics: Posted by ricbleu — Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:16 am

2012-08-14T17:10:28+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: '59 Volvo - Backwoods bottleneck blues..]]>
But still, layed many gigs outdoors and indoors so overall it's been ok!!

Jeffl: Volvo did ship many cars abroad, cool that you had them around growing up! They were good family cars!

Ric: Man, this is THE one and only (almost)unrehearsed take... We just placed the camera, backed up the car and drove through the bend, got out and played it!!
Had planned to jump in the car and drive on but I forgot to, lol!
We never played through the song before, just talked about the vocals and jammed away! :mrgreen:

It's just for the fun of it, I've wanted to sing this one for years since I bought the old Volvo..
I cut to sepia now and then 'cause I like the looks. It's one take all the way through, nothing serious, just for the laughs and love of blues and old cars, haha!!

My nickel strings are normal electric guitar strings, whatever they are, never knew much about strings. These are a special brand that was sold in Sweden over the years, now they've stopped selling them and I bought many packages before they ran out.

One thing though, I seldom change strings. I don't sweat much in my palms and despite my insanely hard attack sometimes, they never break?!
So most of my strings have been on the instruments a long time, I like the worn old tone!!! :D

Thanks for watching and commenting my friends!!

Statistics: Posted by bottleneckjohn — Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:10 pm

2012-08-14T01:54:52+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: '59 Volvo - Backwoods bottleneck blues..]]> Snowing outside my window here. Real Bluesy day! :lol:

Statistics: Posted by kiwiblues — Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:54 am

2012-08-14T00:05:37+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: '59 Volvo - Backwoods bottleneck blues..]]> Thanks for the treat. :D

Statistics: Posted by jeffl — Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:05 am

2012-08-13T05:26:40+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: '59 Volvo - Backwoods bottleneck blues..]]>
Btw, John, in some of your instructional vids, you subtitle the string guage and type onto the film. On some of them you say that you are using nickel strings. Do you mean nickel plated on steel electric strings or pure nickel windings such as John Pearse and quite a few others make? When I started playing here in NZ, the only quality strings were Gibson Sonomatic which, I understand were 13s and had pure nickel windings and they had warmer tones than the later nickel on steel. I played lead guitar in a blues band in those days and someone let out the secret of throwing out the bottom E and moving each string over and then using a banjo string for top e. Banjo strings had loop ends so you had to cut the little brass ball off an old string and carefully squeezed it into the loop. But enough of that. So do you use nickel on steel or pure nickel? Thanks, John :D Peace

Statistics: Posted by ricbleu — Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:26 am